Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bunkie Board Make Over

 Okay, I would totally show a before of what this bunkie board looked like before Emi and I re-did it. But, quite frankly it was gross, beaten up and just a plain old mess.  If you don't know what a bunkie board is...well it is the board that lays over the slats of the bunk bed and the mattress sits on top of it.


Emi cut away the old gross fabric. 


Here is what it looks like all cleaned up. It is ready to be covered. 


After putting our extra helpers outside it was time to get the fabric out. Which I got for free. It was curtain liner from some old movie theater curtains that were given to me. I cut them apart and saved the liners. I just knew they would come in handy one day. 


I laid it all out then laid the naked bunkie board on top. 


No stable gun here! I had to find another way to attach the fabric. I used small nails. They worked fabulously. 


Here I am taking my time going around pulling the fabric snug. 


Viola', it is finished. Just needed a little trimming of the excess fabric. Which was easy to do. 


Here it is all done and ready to go! Like I have said before. I would show you the finished bed, but I am going to save the revel for later when the room is done. Happy Hump Day! 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Childhood Bed Makeover

This was one of my weekend projects that I did with my daughter Emi. This is her first bed after sleeping in a crib. It is the bottom bed of a bunk bed. We decided to give it a grown up look. We used grey spray paint to give the whole bed a base coat. 


Then we laid lace over the areas we wanted to give texture. I bought half a yard for 2.50 at Walmart.  Next time I would have bought a bigger piece. Because after spray painting over the same area 3 times, there is a little bleed through of spray paint in areas I did not want it to bleed. It all still turned out just fine. We used back spray paint for this process. 






It looks darker when wet. It does lighten up when dry. 


We love how it looks! Wish I could show you what the bed looks like all put together. That show in tell will just have to wait until the big reveal of her room. Which could take a few weeks. I am now a weekend warrior or DIY'er. There is so much more to do, and share. 


Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to show the bunkie board make over. We redid the whole bed. I loved ever min of it. Great way to relax over the weekend. 



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